With all the dealer and manufacturer incentives to get out and "keep America rolling" (a term which physically nauseates me, by the way), I think it would behoove us to put together some of the better car values. Try and keep it to your own experience:
Small car: The 2002 Altima. First off, it hauls. Second, MSRP is $22,9. Nissan's repeatedly win awards for reliability and out-the-door fit and finish. I also think it looks great.
Mid-Size: Acura TL Type-S. I think you could probably get away with one with the Nav for $30 flat. It drives great, the seats are really nice, and the "option" list is unmatched. Only problem is that it looks like an Accord, but what're you gonna do?